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post #16 of 26

Isn't there an 80-ohm version of the DT 770?

post #17 of 26
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Isn't there an 80-ohm version of the DT 770?

Yep.

post #18 of 26
Don't take my word on 250 ohm being bass light. If you can get the asus for less than the titanium, you should really reconsider your choice. Usually the titanium run cheaper AFAIK.
post #19 of 26
Thread Starter 

http://www.umart.com.au/newindex2.phtml?bid=2 then click SoundCard at the bottom left.

 

This is the place where I'm going to get the sound card from.  All the parts of my computer came from here so I'm pretty happy shopping there.  The Asus Xonar Essence STX is $175 while the Titanium HD is $225, making it a $50 difference.  If the Titanium HD is a good investment then I'm fine paying the extra over the STX (I just don't want it to fall over in 2 years).  Also is there a different sound card they have off that website that could work?

 

As for the headphones, I might go with the DT770 as another friend of friend recommended it.  It also seems to be cheaper than other headphones I can find stocked.  The only store I can find that seems to be selling good headphones is this place. https://www.storedj.com.au/categories/Headphones

 

I might head off tomorrow or maybe the next day to collect them all.

post #20 of 26

I don't really know about those sound cards, but I do know, that if you want the most immersive gaming experience you should go with cmss-3d. 

 

Pnly the older x-fi cards has cmss-3d

post #21 of 26
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Originally Posted by firzen777 View Post

http://www.umart.com.au/newindex2.phtml?bid=2 then click SoundCard at the bottom left.

 

This is the place where I'm going to get the sound card from.  All the parts of my computer came from here so I'm pretty happy shopping there.  The Asus Xonar Essence STX is $175 while the Titanium HD is $225, making it a $50 difference.  If the Titanium HD is a good investment then I'm fine paying the extra over the STX (I just don't want it to fall over in 2 years).  Also is there a different sound card they have off that website that could work?

 

As for the headphones, I might go with the DT770 as another friend of friend recommended it.  It also seems to be cheaper than other headphones I can find stocked.  The only store I can find that seems to be selling good headphones is this place. https://www.storedj.com.au/categories/Headphones

 

I might head off tomorrow or maybe the next day to collect them all.

That's a lot of cash for the Titanium HD.

Sometimes a used Titanium (non-HD) sells for $50-$60 and a half-way decent head amp mail orders for around $65.

Seem like that would be a better value and leaves you more cash towards a headphone, like the DT880 or DT990

post #22 of 26
Thread Starter 

Quick question.  How will the dt770 80ohms run compared to the 250 version.  I found maybe 5 stores that "sell" the 250s but don't have stock until the end of the month.  I did find a single place that has in stock a 80ohm version.

 

Edit: Don't worry. just did a search on here and found a thread about it.


Edited by firzen777 - 7/9/13 at 7:44pm
post #23 of 26

Funny... I own the DT770 80 ohm version and love them! Since I knew I'd be using it with a lot portable devices AND my gaming rig I wanted something that didn't require too much to power it well... They are def quiet on many portable electronics but my mobo built-in soundcard works fine with it for now but I'm looking to get an external AMP/DAC at the moment... 

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Originally Posted by firzen777 View Post

Quick question.  How will the dt770 80ohms run compared to the 250 version.  I found maybe 5 stores that "sell" the 250s but don't have stock until the end of the month.  I did find a single place that has in stock a 80ohm version.

 

Edit: Don't worry. just did a search on here and found a thread about it.

post #24 of 26
Thread Starter 

Just letting you guys know I got the Titanium HD soundcard and dt700 80ohm.

 

Turns out the Titanium HD came out to $200, I guess their website was out of date.  The headphones are really nice.  None of the stores I visited had any 250ohm but I found 1 with a few 80ohms.

 

Had a little bit of a derp moment installing the card into my computer.  Stuck it in one of the x8/x16 pcie slots (figured it work since it fit anyway) instead of the x1 slot and locked my phone inside of the case when I finished (was acting as a torch).

 

Really happy with what I've got, interesting hearing sounds in songs I didn't hear before.  Really surprised at how much isolation these headphones give, both in and out.  Thank you guys very much for showing me what is out there.


Edited by firzen777 - 7/10/13 at 5:16am
post #25 of 26
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Originally Posted by firzen777 View Post

Just letting you guys know I got the Titanium HD soundcard and dt700 80ohm.

 

Turns out the Titanium HD came out to $200, I guess their website was out of date.  The headphones are really nice.  None of the stores I visited had any 250ohm but I found 1 with a few 80ohms.

 

Had a little bit of a derp moment installing the card into my computer.  Stuck it in one of the x8/x16 pcie slots (figured it work since it fit anyway) instead of the x1 slot and locked my phone inside of the case when I finished (was acting as a torch).

 

Really happy with what I've got, interesting hearing sounds in songs I didn't hear before.  Really surprised at how much isolation these headphones give, both in and out.  Thank you guys very much for showing me what is out there.

Your welcome! Did you remember to activate the soundcard in BIOS? I guess you did...

The dt770 80 ohm might not be the best for gaming, but it should be fairly good.

post #26 of 26
Thread Starter 

I'm assuming it's working because when I started it when the card in the wrong slot, none of the installers could find the card and refused to update.  Second time around they work.  Also have the headphones in that cards slot.

 

It's odd I didn't change anything in the bios.  I did look through it but found no option regarding any sound cards.  Maybe this motherboard did it itself?  The device manager does show Creative SB X-Fi in the sound,video and game controllers tab now.

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